Welcome To Austin Zoo


About Us

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

rehabilitation and education. 

Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Win An Austin Zoo Birthday Party!

Grand Prize includes Events Pavilion Package Party including 2-hour venue time slot, 15-minute animal experience presentation, 20 invitations, 20 goodie bags and 10 animal feed bags! Plus 20 child’s passes, so party guests may visit the Zoo at a later date! ($525 value!)


Click here to learn more about prizes, how to enter, rules and contest deadline!

Swing Into Summer Photo Contest Winners 

1st Place – Jim Craig – Bobcat Emilio

2nd place – Sarah Mishari – Peahen & chick

3rd Place – Rocky Molidor Blackbeard – Bearded Dragon






Weekly News

Native Sundays

When you visit the rescued animals at our Zoo, you may also encounter native Texas wildlife on our Hill Country grounds. We thought it would be fun to tell you about our native reptiles, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals!


This Week’s Native Species:
Texas Leafcutter Ants

To learn more about this week’s featured species, click here!

Daily Training &
Enrichment Activities

All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes.


Cougar Cubs
11:00am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

Bear Cubs
11:00am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

11:30am: Daily

Galapagos Tortoises*
12:30pm: Daily

American Alligator
2:30pm: Tuesday • Saturday

*Tortoise Keeper Talk is held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees F. at noon


Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Click here to see all the available watercolors!